TONY CONRAD

FIRST EXHIBITION IN PORTUGAL

TONY CONRAD

FIRST EXHIBITION IN PORTUGAL

Curator: Balthazar Lovay

Tony Conrad (Concord, New Hampshire, USA, 1940 – Cheektowaga, New York, 2016) was one of the key figures in experimental art of the past 50 years. Embracing fields as diverse as music, installation, painting and cinema, his work frequently offers a critical and humorous response to all normative aspects of culture. Part of a tour which last appeared at MAMCO, Geneva, this exhibition brings together several of his most important works, including Yellow Movies (1972-73), the installations Panopticon (1988) and WiP (2013), a set of “acoustical tools” Conrad invented, and other works in which he sought to dissect the functioning of contemporary media and institutions. The Flicker (1966) will also be present in this retrospective show, with two presentations of this landmark structuralist film scheduled in the Culturgest auditoriums. Throughout his public career, Conrad's works were shown in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, L.A. Museum of Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Documenta and the Venice Biennale. This is the first exhibition of this outstanding figure of contemporary art in Portugal.

From 1990 to 1993, Tony Conrad recorded and produced a television show: “Studio of the Streets”. Very simple: Conrad would go to Buffalo City Council, in the state of New York, and record what people on the street had to say in defense of freedom of expression, conditioned by the municipality by suspending the public access TV service. In these episodes we hear activists, media producers and ordinary citizens, who every week religiously protested on Friday.

12 MAR
– 3 JUL 2022

Gallery

5€
Two exhibitions 8€

Inauguration with cocktail
11 MAR 10PM - 00AM

Guided tour with curator + movie The Flicker 
12 MAR 15PM

TUE - SUN 11AM - 6PM

Culturgest Lisbon is closed on: 15 - 17 APR

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TER A SEX 10:00 – 12:00

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